Friday, March 16, 2012
Happy Friday, everyone! This is Kim, here to share a hybrid project I adapted from an idea I recently stumbled upon. For a while now, I’ve wanted to make new name signs for my two kids who share a bedroom. I even bought shelves I wanted to paint and chipboard letters I wanted somehow to sit on the shelves. But as things often go, the shelves and letters sat in my closet for quite a while! But when I saw the idea of using CDs as the backing to letters, I suddenly had an idea of how I was going to put it all together. I’ll tell you more below, but first, here’s what my finished (YEAH!) project looks like.
It only took a few items to put together my letters. Here are the supplies I used:
- CDs (What a great way to reuse old CDs with data you no longer need or music you long ago loaded onto your computer!)
- Chipboard letters that I painted with antique white craft paint (I already had these and wanted to use them, but there are lots of great alphas in the Shoppe that you could print and use instead.)
- Scrapbook paper printed out to layer behind the letters (For my patterned paper, I used the Summer Cottage and Gabby kits.)
- Embellishments printed out on cardstock to add to the letters (I kept mine fairly simple, but I love the way the Barefoot birdies added a little extra touch.)
- Glue (I used scrapbook glue for the papers and hot glue for the letters.)
How to put your letters together:
- Decide what papers and embellishments you are going to use and print them. This was the hardest part for me – so many options!! But once I had my plan in mind, the rest was easy.
- Cut the layers of paper into circles. I was fortunate to have some circle cutters from my paper scrapping days, but you could also find round objects (jars perhaps) to help you trace a circle to use as a pattern. When I cut my circles, I intentionally left a little edge of the CD showing (I used the side of the CD that the data is recorded on because I didn’t want to see any labels). I thought having a little of the CD showing added a little “bling”!
- Cut out your embellishments
- Glue everything in place – papers, letters, and embellishments
- Decide how you want to display the letters. I knew I wanted to set mine up on the shelves I had, but you could also attach them to ribbon to string them together for hanging.
That’s it! It’s a fairly simple project, but one that I’m glad I finally put together. And it’s an idea you could use for any kind of word you want to spell out and display. How about a saying for a media room? Or a happy birthday sign? What would you want to create? Hope this project inspires some of you out there!
Thanks for stopping by today and hope you all have a lovely weekend. We’ll be back on Monday as Beckie announces our Layout of the Week!